VARIOUS "Mandolin Artistry, Vol. 1"

VARIOUS "Mandolin Artistry, Vol. 1"

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Produced by Jimmy Gaudreau and originally released in 1995, this fine album did not receive the attention it should have at that time. The 8 mandolinists were all already skilled players back in 1995, but it’s amazing what 10 years time can do. They are all now acknowledged to be among the top instrumentalists in Bluegrass. We are talking about Ronnie McCoury, Adam Steffey, Wayne Benson, Dan Tyminski, Alan Bibey, Canadian Ray Legere and Emory Lester. Each picker plays a couple of instrumentals here, and it’s all good stuff. There’s plenty of other talent here too, supplying accompaniment (Scott Vestal, Kim Gardner, Del McCoury, Mike Bales, Tony Trischka, Gred Luck, etc.). It’s hard to pick favorites but Steffey’s two cuts (BOSTON BOY, BIG MON) and Ronnie McCoury’s McCOURY BLUES are fine. Lots to recommend this project.

Artists:

  • RONNIE McCOURY
  • ADAM STEFFEY
  • RADIM ZENKL
  • EMORY LESTER
  • WAYNE BENSON
  • ALAN BIBEY
  • DAN TYMINSKI
  • RAY LEGERE

Track Listing:

  • DUSTY MILLER
  • BOSTON BOY
  • BIG MON
  • ON THE HILLS, IN THE VALLEYS
  • PALE RIDER
  • AROUND THE HORN
  • FLYING HIGH
  • SASSAFRAS
  • PUDDLE JUMPER
  • ERNEST T. GRASS
  • SPARK PLUG
  • GORDON McGREGOR
  • NEON STREET
  • CRUISIN' THE AUTOBAHN
  • McCOURY BLUES
  • I AM NOT MARRIED YET